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The Age of Cognac

A Cognac may only be soldy when its youngest eau-de-vie reaches a minimum of two and a half years old, as of the first day of October following the harvest of the grapes.

Only the years of storage in oak barrels count to determine its age.

Once transferred into glass, the Cognac stops maturing . It stands still.
 
V.S        (for Very Special) , also called *** (or Three Stars) is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least two and a half years old.

V.S.O.P        ( for Very Superior Old Pale) , also called Reserve, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is between four and a half and six and a half years old.

XO  (for Extra Old ) , Napoléon, also called Hors d'âge, is a cognac which youngest eau-de-vie is at least six and a half years old.

Most Cognac houses will use Cognacs much older than those required by law, allowing X.Os to reach a minimum of twenty years old, in order to reveal their very best.
 

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  • Hine - Mariage by Hine - Giftbox

    In 1791 young Thomas HINE left the family home in Dorset, England for Jarnac in France to learn the language. He probably would have eventually returned home. Fate, however, intervened when he fell in love with Françoise Elisabeth, daughter of a great cognac family. He married her in 1797 and patiently learnt the art of cognac making, which he was to elevate to its highest form of expression.

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  • Jean Fillioux -1953- Private Collection - Grande Champagne

    With his roots firmly planted in the pure, time-honoured tradition of his ancestors, a man content in the shadows and a conjuror of magical aromas, Pascal will be happy to welcome you into his cellars where you can discover and share his Collection Privée.

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  • Jean Fillioux - La Pouyade

    Eau-de-Vie with an amber colour and fruity savours, greengage, apricot, with a hint of almond and fine vanilla imparted by the Limousin wood. 42% in alcohol content, this Cognac has a distinct and powerful bouquet whose supple and lingering taste on the palate are the hallmark of Grande Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €37.50 Incl. Tax: €45.00

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  • Jenssen - Arcana - Grande Champagne

    Arcana
    A single, unblended batch of extremely old Grande Champagne Cognac, Arcana is what is left after hosts of angels have taken their share.
    It is bottled on demand from demijohns into hand blown crystal carafes.
     

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    Excl. Tax: €4,158.33 Incl. Tax: €4,990.00

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  • Jenssen - Hors d'Age

    Jenssen Hors d'Age

    A single, unblended batch of Grande Champagne Cognac at the term of its ageing in oak barrels, bottled from demijohns. Naturally reduced, without additives.

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    Excl. Tax: €332.50 Incl. Tax: €399.00

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  • Louis Bouron - XO

    Family Property since 1832, Louis Bouron is one of the only owners whose vineyard is spread over 3 of the best growths (crus) of the official region of the Cognac. Thanks to this specificity, their Cognac and Pineau des Charentes are the result of a smooth combination of the roundness & suppleness of Fins Bois, the violet flavour of Borderies and the floral bouquet of Petite Champagne.

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    Excl. Tax: €56.67 Incl. Tax: €68.00

  • Paul Beau - Hors d'Age

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    Vieille Grande Champagne. Gold medal at the 2008 Concours Agricole de Paris, Silver medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2001. Aged  20-25 years.

    Gold medal at the 2010 Concours Général Agricole of Paris !

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    Excl. Tax: €57.50 Incl. Tax: €69.00

  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage 1993

    Vintage Cognac is unique since very limited quantities are available. Only a few distillers are wise enough to put aside the good years part of their production to be certified as a specific vintage.

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    Excl. Tax: €79.17 Incl. Tax: €95.00

  • Raymond Ragnaud - Folle Blanche -2002-Grande Champagne-

    This fine and elegant "eau-de-vie" is produced from a rare and old grape variety "the Folle Blanche".
    The "Folle Blanche" is the original cognac grape variety, abandoned after the attack of phylloxera in the late nineteenth century.
    The "Folle Blanche" gives incredibly elegant, delicate and perfumed cognacs.

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    Excl. Tax: €62.50 Incl. Tax: €75.00

  • Raymond Ragnaud - Vintage 1993

    Vintage Cognac is unique since very limited quantities are available. Only a few distillers are wise enough to put aside the good years part of their production to be certified as a specific vintage.

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    Excl. Tax: €74.17 Incl. Tax: €89.00

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